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Darla Moore School of Business


Omrane Guedhami

Title: Professor
Department: Department of International Business
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-2175
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 461I
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Omrane Guedhami


Omrane Guedhami earned his M.Sc. in finance from HEC Montreal and received his Ph.D. in finance from Laval University. He taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland before joining the Darla Moore School of Business. He teaches financial management, investments, international corporate governance and international finance at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

Guedhami’s research interests are international, covering corporate governance, privatization and corporate social responsibility. Specifically, his research examines the determinants of postprivatization performance changes, the impact of privatization on corporate governance and ownership structure, the determinants of ownership structure of newly privatized and public firms, and the role of large blockholders and tax enforcement in corporate governance. His research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) focuses on the determinants and economic consequences of firms’ CSR initiatives. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organization, and Society, and the Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

He received several research distinctions and prestigious awards, including the 2003 Best Dissertation in International Finance Case Award sponsored by Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research and Financial Management Association International, the Best Paper Award in International Finance at the 2007 Eastern Finance Association Meeting, the 2011 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing (Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley), the Best Paper Award at the 2011 China Goes Global Conference (Harvard Kennedy School), the Best Paper Award in Financial Institutions at the 2012 Southwestern Finance Association Conference, the Outstanding Paper Award “Collectivism and Corruption in Bank Lending,” the Outstanding Paper Award at the 2012 and 2013 International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets and the 2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award. In April 2011, he received the Rising Star Award from the Office of Research at the University of South Carolina. His research is funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Corporate governance, privatization, corporate social responsibility, international finance

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Ph.D., Laval University, 2003
M.Sc., HEC Montreal, University of Montreal, 1998
B.A., HEC Carthage, 1996

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